Dominant Manchester City Crushes Burnley 3-1 in Spectacular Victory

In a captivating clash at the Etihad Stadium on January 31, 2024, Manchester City clinched a 3-1 triumph over Burnley.

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Halland with the ball. Getty images

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Key Players

Julian Alvarez, marking his 24th birthday, took center stage with a stellar performance, securing two goals in the first half. His initial close-range header was followed by a superb finish from a clever run, orchestrated by a precise Kevin De Bruyne pass. Rodri added to the tally, slotting home Phil Foden’s cut-back just 24 seconds into the second half. Erling Haaland, returning after a two-month hiatus due to a foot injury, made a significant impact as a second-half substitute, completing a satisfying evening for Manchester City.

Match Highlights

Manchester City asserted dominance from the onset, with Julian Alvarez notching two brilliant goals in the first half. The poacher’s header and a well-executed finish from a De Bruyne setup showcased City’s attacking prowess. Rodri swiftly added a third goal early in the second half. Despite a late consolation goal by Ameen Al-Dakhil for Burnley, Manchester City comfortably secured the victory.

Game Statistics

Maintaining their dominance, ManCity has now won 13 consecutive games against Burnley, with an aggregate scoreline of 46-25. Julian Alvarez’s feat of becoming the 10th player to score two or more goals in a Premier League match on his birthday, and the youngest at 24, adds to City’s impressive statistics.

Brief Timeline of the Match ( Manchester City vs Burnley)

  • 16’: Goal by J. Alvarez (ManCity)
  • 22’: Goal by J. Alvarez (ManCity)
  • 46’: Goal by Rodri (ManCity)
  • Second Half: Erling Haaland replaces Kevin De Bruyne (ManCity)
  • 90+3’: Goal by A. Al Dakhil (Burnley)

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